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Plant Cell Physiol. 44(1): 8592 (2003) JSPP 2003

Summary: Plant Cell Physiol. 44(1): 8592 (2003)
JSPP 2003
CvADH1, a Member of Short-Chain Alcohol Dehydrogenase Family, is
Inducible by Gibberellin and Sucrose in Developing Watermelon Seeds
Joonyul Kim, Hong-Gyu Kang, Sung-Hoon Jun, Jinwon Lee, Jieun Yim and Gynheung An 1
National Research Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics, Division of Molecular and Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and
Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, 790-784 Korea
To understand the molecular mechanisms that control
seed formation, we selected a seed-preferential gene
(CvADH1) from the ESTs of developing watermelon seeds.
RNA blot analysis and in situ localization showed that
CvADH1 was preferentially expressed in the nucellar tissue.
The CvADH1 protein shared about 50% homology with
short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase including ABA2 in Ara-
bidopsis thaliana, stem secoisolariciresinol dehydrogenase
in Forsythia intermedia, and 3b-hydroxysterol dehydroge-
nase in Digitalis lanata. We investigated gene-expression
levels in seeds from both normally pollinated fruits and


Source: An, Gynheung - Department of Life Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology


Collections: Biotechnology; Biology and Medicine